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Here’s the Movies That Became Available to Stream on Netflix Over the Past Week: Season of the Witch (PG13 | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #6384

Times Ranked: 2564

Win Percentage: 37%

How Many Top-20′s: 11 Users

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Directed By:Dominic Sena

Starring: Nicolas CageRon Perlman

Genres: ActionAction Thriller • Supernatural Thriller • Thriller • Witchcraft

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Jesus Christ Superstar (G | 1973)

Flickchart Ranking: #2053

Times Ranked: 7192

Win Percentage: 35%

How Many Top-20′s: 10 Users

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Directed By:Norman Jewison

Starring: Ted NeeleyBarry DennenBob BinghamLeeyan GrangerCarl Anderson

Genres: Based-on-Theatre • Drama • Musical • Musical Drama • Religious Drama • Rock Musical

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Scared Shrekless (Nr | 2010)

Flickchart Ranking: #6557

Times Ranked: 564

Win Percentage: 34%

How Many Top-20′s: 4 Users

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Other entries available in the “Dreamworks Spooky Stories” series are:” Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space” and “The Ghost of Lord Farquaad”

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The Warrior’s Way (R | 2010)

Flickchart Ranking: #6457

Times Ranked: 1057

Win Percentage: 42%

How Many Top-20′s: 3 Users

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Directed By:Sngmoo Lee

Starring: Kate BosworthGeoffrey Rush
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The Warrior’s Way – Blu-ray Review

The Film:

In 1972, Terence Young directed a cool film called Red Sun, which featured the rogue cowboy, Charles Bronson, and a rogue samurai, Toshiro Mifune, in a western film with Eastern flavors. Guns and swords, two pinnacle weapons of cinema, yet rarely blended together. The Warrior’s Way is almost the next best thing, featuring ninjas and bandits, but director Sngmoo Lee’s fantasy film doesn’t have a toe grounded in reality, which makes it hard for us to get swept away. Imagine if Terry Gilliam directed a live-action anime. That’s The Warrior’s Way.

Not to say that’s a bad thing, it’s just a collision of genres thrown into a mixer, that when poured out, tastes like it is missing something. Sngmoo Lee certainly has a flair for non-stop action and slow-motion, as The Warrior’s Way has an energy to it. But it’s a bit silly,
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The Warrior’s Way – Blu-ray Review

Blu-ray Review

The Warrior’s Way

Directed by: Sngmoo Lee

Cast: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush

Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins

Rating: R

Due Out: June 28, 2011

Plot: A warrior-assassin (Jang) is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

Who’S It For? Viewers capable of suspending disbelief. Suspending disbelief in the film’s manifest content, and also in the fact that such cheesy CGI FX actually exist. In all seriousness, people who get a kick out of action for action’s sake, will likely enjoy this film, and fans of Jang, Bosworth and Rush will likely be pleased with each actor’s respective performance.

Movie:

The Warrior’s Way is definitely a B-film. However, it maintains just enough self-awareness of it’s inherent silliness throughout, to make for a fairly enjoyable watch. My opinion before seeing the film, based solely on its trailer,
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New Blu-ray and DVD Releases: June 28th

Rank the week of June 28th’s Blu-ray and DVD new releases against the best films of all-time:new Releasesthe Warrior’S Way

(Blu-ray and DVD | R | 2010)

Flickchart Ranking: #8698

Times Ranked: 631

Win Percentage: 39%

Top-20 Rankings: 0

Directed By: Sngmoo Lee

Starring: Kate BosworthGeoffrey RushDanny HustonTony CoxDong-gun Jang

Genres: Action • Fantasy • Martial Arts • Western

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Sucker Punch

(Blu-ray and DVD | PG13 | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #2081

Times Ranked: 4896

Win Percentage: 44%

Top-20 Rankings: 19

Directed By: Zack Snyder

Starring: Emily BrowningAbbie CornishJena MaloneVanessa HudgensCarla Gugino

Genres: Action • Adventure • Drama • Fantasy • Fantasy Adventure • Girls-with-Guns • Psychological Drama • Thriller

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Season Of The Witch

(Blu-ray and DVD | PG13 | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #9846

Times Ranked: 1288

Win Percentage: 36%

Top-20 Rankings: 4

Directed By: Dominic Sena

Starring: Nicolas CageRon PerlmanStephen Campbell MooreStephen GrahamUlrich Thomsen

Genres: Action • Action Thriller • Adventure • Adventure Drama • Drama • Fantasy • Fantasy Adventure • Supernatural ThrillerThriller • Witchcraft

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Blu Monday: June 28, 2011

Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Black Moon: The Criterion Collection (1975)

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse

Criterion.com Synopsis: Louis Malle meets Lewis Carroll in this bizarre and bewitching trip down the rabbit hole. After skirting the horrors of a mysterious war being waged in the countryside, beautiful young Lily (Cathryn Harrison) takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic life of an extremely unconventional family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Black Moon is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a post-apocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It is one of Malle’s most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.

Camille 2000: Extended Version (1969)

Directed by: Radley Metzger

Starring: Daniel Gaubert, Nino Castelnuovo

IMDb.com Synopsis: Marguerite, a beautiful woman of affairs, falls for the young and promising Armand,
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The Warrior’s Way (2010) Movie Review #2

Long awaited Us-Korean sword western “The Warrior’s Way” marks the debut of writer, director and noted film scholar Sngmoo Lee, as well as the first English language outing for actor Jang Dong Gun, star of “Typhoon”, “Taegukgi” and other popular hits. The film has certainly taken its time en route to the screen, having been planned way back in 2008, when it was then called “Laundry Warrior”, with Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi set to headline. Her role was eventually taken by the American Kate Bosworth (“Superman Returns”), helping to underline the film’s status as a truly international production, with such luminaries as Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (“The King’s Speech”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”) Danny Huston (“X-men Origins: Wolverine”), and Hong Kong legend Ti Lung (“A Better Tomorrow”) filling out the cast, and special effects from acclaimed New Zealand special effects house Weta (“Lord of the Rings”). Jang
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The Warrior’s Way coming to Blu-ray/DVD

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release The Warrior’s Way from director Sngmoo Lee, which starred Jang Dong-gun, Geoffry Rush, and Kate Bosworth. You can re-read our review here. The film is a blend between a ninja film, a western, and an anime, as it follows a warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission. No specs, cover art, or extras have been announced.

You can buy or rent the film June 28th.

Source: Blu-ray
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Blu-ray Review: The Warrior’S Way – Dreadful Film Lacking Heart

East meets west once again in the Samurai Western mash-up The Warrior’s Way released this week on Blu-ray and DVD. Shot in New Zealand in late 2007 and shelved until it finally saw the light of day at the end of last year the film marks the directorial debut of Sngmoo Lee.

After a lifetime of training in martial arts and swordsmanship, Yang (Dong- gun Yang) has eliminated all but one of his clan’s enemies—an infant. Unwilling to kill her and unable protect her from his own deadly tribe, Yang takes the baby girl and flees, planning to seek refuge with an old friend living in Lode, a frontier town in the American West. He arrives to find that the once-thriving Gold Rush town is in shambles, inhabited only by a few dozen eccentrics including Lynne (Kate Bosworth), a beautiful, spirited knife thrower-in-training, and Ron, a worn-out drunk
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The Warrior’s Way Blu-ray Review

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The Warrior’s Way opens with a ridiculous voiceover that informs us that the setting for the film is “A long, long time ago. In a land far away” and that it is “…the story of a sad flute, a laughin’ baby and a weepin’ sword”. If you don’t find some unintentional humour in that opening then the remaining 99 minutes are going to be unrelentingly dull slog. Even if you do it will still be an unrelentingly dull slog but one admittedly punctuated by the occasional moment of unintentional humour.

Following the opening voiceover we are introduced to the lead character Yang (Dong-gun Jang), although referring to him as a character may be overstating things a little as he is something of a charisma vacuum throughout. Yang is facing up against “The Greatest Swordsman in the History of Mankind”. We know that because there is some handy text on
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The Warrior’S Way heading for UK DVD & Blu-ray

We’ve been singing the praises of Sngmoo Lee’s; Martial arts Western - starring Jang Dong-Gun, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush and Danny Huston - The Warrior’s Way since before the Ark, and if you missed it on its rather limited UK theatrical run you’ll soon finally get your chance to see as its heading for UK DVD and Blu-ray March 28th. No word yet on a release date across the pond, which is a little odd considering the movie opened in the U.S at exactly the same time (last December), but we’ll assume it will be along soon? Synopsis: Yang (Jang Dong Gun), the world’s greatest swordsman, flees to America after killing all of his enemies except one – a baby girl that he takes with him. He arrives in a once-thriving, now forgotten carnival town, where he encounters Lynne (Kate Bosworth) a fiery knife-thrower,
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The Warrior’S Way heading for UK DVD & Blu-ray

We’ve been singing the praises of Sngmoo Lee’s; Martial arts Western - starring Jang Dong-Gun, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush and Danny Huston - The Warrior’s Way since before the Ark, and if you missed it on its rather limited UK theatrical run you’ll soon finally get your chance to see as its heading for UK DVD and Blu-ray March 28th. No word yet on a release date across the pond, which is a little odd considering the movie opened in the U.S at exactly the same time (last December), but we’ll assume it will be along soon? Synopsis: Yang (Jang Dong Gun), the world’s greatest swordsman, flees to America after killing all of his enemies except one – a baby girl that he takes with him. He arrives in a once-thriving, now forgotten carnival town, where he encounters Lynne (Kate Bosworth) a fiery knife-thrower,
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What's at the Movies This Weekend?

What's at the Movies This Weekend?
Here's a sneak peek at what's opening this weekend, including the Robert De Niro/Ben Stiller comedy "Little Fockers," the fantastical "Gulliver's Travels," the Coen brothers' "True Grit" and the country music drama "Country Strong."

In Theaters Now (December)'Little Fockers' (Dec. 22)

Who: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner; directed by Paul Weitz What: Stiller and De Niro are back for with this holiday focking-stuffer, as the ultimate son-in-law,
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Jake’s Takes: ‘The Warrior’s Way’ interview with Kate Bosworth

The Warrior’s Way

Directed by: Sngmoo Lee

Cast: Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston

Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: December 3, 2010

Plot: A small town of outcasts in the wild west rely on the skills of vagabond warrior (Jang) to protect them from a menace called Colonel (Huston), and then later ninjas.

Emmy nominated Jake Hamilton sits down to have some fun and talk with Kate Bosworth about her new film, The Warrior’S Way — only on Jake’S Takes!

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Jake Hamilton: Entertainment Reporter

Two-time Emmy nominee Jake Hamilton began his film critic career at the age of 14 when he was brought on to write film reviews for the Houston Chronicle. Pegged as a brutally honest and genuinely real critic for the people, Hamilton spent the next four years writing hundreds of reviews, features, and controversial Top Ten lists.
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What's at the Movies This Weekend?

What's at the Movies This Weekend?
Here's a sneak peek at what's opening this weekend, including the spy thriller "The Tourist," the "Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader," and the Mark Wahlberg/Christian Bale boxing flick "The Fighter" and more!

In Theaters Now (December)'The Tourist' (Dec. 10)

Who: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie; directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck What: American tourist Frank (Depp) visits Italy to mend a broken heart and meets Elise (Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
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Movie Review: The Warrior's Way

Dec 09, 2010

Yang has just slaughtered the last of his rival clan in a misty grey dawn to win the title of "World's Greatest Swordsman" only to find an infant left hidden in a travelling box. Currying no favor from his own clan The Sad Flutes for letting the enemy child survive, Yang is banished and hunted by his own Master in The Warrior's Way, a debut feature from South Korean writer-turned-director Sngmoo Lee exploring familiar Asian territories of historical melodrama, slapstick comedy, and hyper-stylized action ballets.

Acclaimed Korean superstar Jang Dong-gun (Tae Guk Ki: The ...Read more at MovieRetriever.com
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The Warrior's Way review

"Ninjas. Damn." The line that got Mark sold on The Warrior's Way. So what's the movie itself like? Here's his review...

In the abundance of trailers jostling for position each time you visit the multiplex, somewhere between car adverts and that bloody Orange ad for Gulliver's Travels that I'm starting to worry will just go on forever, someone occasionally makes you sit up and pay attention.

And if you've seen the trailer for The Warrior's Way, it's just one line of dialogue from alcoholic gunslinger Geoffrey Rush. "Ninjas. Damn."

Cowboys are cool. Ninjas more so. It's this kind of combination of Western elements with cool stuff that's expected to serve Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens well next summer, but in the meantime, we have another attempt to mash up Hong Kong martial arts cinema with Western B-movie in just the kind of post-colonial misstep that Hollywood seems to make over and over again these days.
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The Warrior's Way (2010)

Directed by: Sngmoo Lee

Written by: Sngmoo Lee

Cast: Jang Dong Gun, Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston

Yang has developed incredible skills as a swordsmen and assassin; unfortunately for his clan, he has also developed a bit of a conscience.

His clan is close to winning a 500-year-long war against a powerful enemy, and this war must be won by killing every single member of the enemy's faction. Yang cuts his way through dozens of them, defeats their top champion, and then captures their last surviving member - an infant girl. He decides against being a baby killer and goes on the run with the small child. His own clan pursues him, intent on killing them both.

Yang strikes out to the American old west and finds sanctuary "…on the edge of the desert in a busted town full of broken people." Yang has obscure relation to another man who had lived there,
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Kate Bosworth Sings The Praises Of “Straw Dogs” Director Rod Lurie

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Currently running in theaters, The Warrior’S Way is hoping for better action when it hits home video than the dismal showing of its opening weekend. Written and directed by Sngmoo Lee, this martial arts fantasy/adventure stars Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush and Danny Huston. Destined for more attention (and bigger box office) is one of Bosworth’S upcoming [...]
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Review: The Warrior's Way

 

I had the chance to finally see a movie in theaters this weekend and chose to watch The Warrior's Way  There are a number of movies I could have chosen to see, but I'm glad I saw this film. If you are looking for an action film with a touch of heart and heaping of visual beauty then this film is for you.

The film is from director Sngmoo Lee and stars Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush and Danny Huston. Here is a synopsis of the film to bring you up to speed on the storyline.

After refusing to kill the infant daughter and sole surviving member of his clan's enemy this warrior is forced to flee to America and hide in a small town out west.   The warrior tries to live a normal life but his past is not far behind him.

When you think of a violent action film,
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Bosworth 'stunned' by 'Warrior's Way'

Bosworth 'stunned' by 'Warrior's Way'
Kate Bosworth claims that her new film The Warrior's Way gives audiences something that they have never seen before. The film, directed by Sngmoo Lee, takes inspiration from a variety of different genres including both martial arts and Western films. "I suppose I've been sort of describing it as 'outside the box'," Bosworth explained to MTV News. "I've never read anything like it before, so the idea of an audience never seeing a film like that before is always an initial (more)
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